Keith Whittier

Film Reviewer

Ottawa native Keith Whittier has been going to movies for as long as he can remember. His passion for film extends to different film festivals, which he regularly attends, including the Toronto Film Festival, Sundance, CFI, Southeast Asian Fest, New York Film Festival, and Whistler Film Festival. Besides films, Keith is also a big sports enthusiast and can be found cheering on the Ottawa REDBLACKSKeith can be heard on various radio stations in Ottawa giving movie reviews, and we are delighted to have him as a contributor at Ottawa Life Magazine. Keith can be reached on his Twitter at @cfl_fan or on his website wittywhittier.com
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“Don’t Worry Darling” is beautifully shot but just doesn’t deliver

“Don’t Worry Darling” is beautifully shot but just doesn’t deliver

Synopsis: A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company could be hiding disturbing secrets. Director: Olivia Wilde Stars: Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan There has been a lot of hype and [...]

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Josh Duhamel delivers his finest work in Allan Ungar’s “Bandit”

Josh Duhamel delivers his finest work in Allan Ungar’s “Bandit”

Synopsis: After escaping a Michigan prison, a charming career criminal assumes a new identity in Canada and goes on to rob a record 59 banks and jewellery stores while being hunted by a police task force. Based on the story of The Flying Bandit. Director: Allan Ungar Stars: Josh Duhamel, Elisha Cuthbert, [...]

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“On the Come Up,” has some “8 Mile” mixed with “Boyz in the Hood” and a hint of “A Star is Born”

“On the Come Up,” has some “8 Mile” mixed with “Boyz in the Hood” and a hint of “A Star is Born”

Synopsis: The story centers on 16-year-old Bri, who wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Facing controversies and with an eviction notice staring down her family, Bri doesn't just want to make it; she has to make it. Director: Sanaa Latham Stars: Sanaa Latham, Da’Vine Joy [...]

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Children will enjoy “Pinocchio” even if the adults are not excited

Children will enjoy “Pinocchio” even if the adults are not excited

Synopsis: A live-action adaptation of Disney’s Pinocchio. Directed by: Robert Zemeckis Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hanks, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Cynthia Erivo, Keegan-Michael, Key Once again, Tom Hanks collaborates with the man that directed his second Oscar-winning performance, Robert [...]

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Daniel Radcliffe is amazing in “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”

Daniel Radcliffe is amazing in “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”

Synopsis: Explores every facet of Yankovic's life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like Eat It and Like a Surgeon to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle. Director: Eric Appel Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood The Midnight Madness program [...]

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Garrett Marino: unprofessional, undisciplined, and now unemployed.

Garrett Marino: unprofessional, undisciplined, and now unemployed.

ABOVE: Defensive tackle Garrett Marino, #92, has been released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Only weeks after serving the most significant suspension in CFL history, Garret Marino has been released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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Brett Kelly's new film pays homage to the space movies he grew up watching.

Brett Kelly's new film pays homage to the space movies he grew up watching.

Synopsis: The eighties live again in this loving homage to the sci-fi movies of the era. In Galaxy Warriors, a bounty hunter must find her missing sister. This leads the hunter and her partner to become prisoners in an intergalactic prison planet for women, where there is no mercy. Strong space starlets, [...]

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The films I cannot wait to see at TIFF22

The films I cannot wait to see at TIFF22

The 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival is right around the corner. People from around the world are getting ready to descend upon Toronto for the 11-day extravaganza. The last two years has seen most of TIFF switch to an online focus, not so in 2022. TIFF is back with an all-star [...]

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Jeremy Hotz brings his “Marquis De Sad Tour” to Ottawa

Jeremy Hotz brings his “Marquis De Sad Tour” to Ottawa

Now, If the name doesn’t register right away, a quick Google search will remind you exactly who Jeremy Hotz is. Not just a comedian, Hotz is a successful funny man who has been entertaining audiences for decades. Having longevity in the comedy world isn’t easy, but it’s something [...]

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In a division with no dominant team, do the REDBLACKS have a chance?

In a division with no dominant team, do the REDBLACKS have a chance?

Last week's win in Edmonton might have been just the energy the REDBLACKS needed. If the team can pull it together in the last half of the season, there is still a chance for them to win a playoff spot. PHOTO: REDBLACKS YT

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